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Punjab: 5-year-old informs cop of tutor taking classes amid lockdown orders

The incident was reported from Gurdaspur, when a man, with two children was stopped by cops on the streets. Upon asking, one of the children informed the police official about the tutor running tuition classes and even took the cop to the teacher's home.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: April 27, 2020 8:46 IST
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A 5-year-old boy helped the Punjab police reach out to a tutor who was running tuition classes even after strict orders on lockdown and social distancing norms. The incident was reported on Saturday from Gurdaspur in Punjab when the cops stopped a man on the road. The man was accompanied by two children - his nephew and niece, amid curfew restrictions. Deputy Superintendent of Police (Batala) Gurdip Singh enquired the man about the reasons for being out on the streets during lockdown orders. It was then when one of the children instantly took the name of his tutor. 

Though the man tried his best to keep the boy from speaking out, the child pointed fingers towards the tutor's house. The child even took the policeman to the tutor's house.

The five-year-old boy asked his teacher to come out. As the woman tutor opened the door, the DSP asked her, "Are you teaching him?"

The shocked teacher denied having taken classes but the child pointed out to the policeman that three kids come for tuition classes.

"Who gave you permission for teaching children?" the DSP further asked her.

The DSP said that they had been asking people not to move out of their houses and scolded her for conducting classes amidst the curfew restrictions.

Once the boy blurted out the information, Singh admonished the tutor for taking classes during the lockdown and also chided the boy's uncle for taking the two children for tuition.

A video of the incident that took place on Saturday was also shared widely on social media.

"People have been asked to stay indoors during the lockdown and you are sending children for tuition. Schools are shut. Then, why are you sending them?" the DSP asked the man after catching him along with the two children at Thathari Mohalla in Batala city of Gurdaspur district for violating curfew orders.

"We keep telling people not to come out of their houses due to coronavirus and you are sending children for tuition," the livid DSP told the man who kept mum.

Speaking to the media later, the DSP said the man had apologised and also assured that he would not take kids for tuition during the lockdown.

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